November 22, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
Music Directed by Rona Siddiqui
Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly
Directed by Stephen Brackett

In association with Playwrights Horizons and Page 73 Productions

The 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winner about a Black, queer writer writing his original musical… about a Black, queer writer writing his original musical.


Usher is a Black queer writer working a job he hates while writing his original musical… about a Black queer writer working a job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson’s blistering, mind-blowing, Pulitzer Prize-winning new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — including the punishing thoughts in his head — in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop.


“When I think about all the unexpected work Woolly could do, what’s more unexpected than a Broadway-bound musical? This show is very special to me. When I was 25 and Michael R. Jackson was 24 and still in graduate school, I directed the first early readings of A STRANGE LOOP. With this project, my past is becoming my present, and, in a way, my very own strange loop! This musical centers a Black queer man whose experience stands in sharp relief to the more mainstream LGBTQ progress we’ve seen over the past decade. Woolly Mammoth will break into song with what I believe to be completely Woolly material – a bold show with nerve, replete with soaring and gut-wrenching show tunes.”

– Maria Manuela Goyanes


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